Alexander Lukashenko, who calls himself the President of Belarus, said on July 2 that instructed the border troops to completely close the border with Ukraine… He said that “a huge amount of weapons” are coming to the country from Ukraine.
The State Border Service of Ukraine said that have not received official notifications from Belarusthat would confirm the closure of the border with Ukraine. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine stressed that overlapping the border “the Belarusian people would suffer first of all”.
Belarus has an almost 1.1 thousand km border with Ukraine. There are 12 checkpoints at the border, should from the information on the website of the State Border Committee of Belarus.
Ukraine from May 26 decided stop air traffic with Belarus… This happened after the Belarusian special services were removed from the plane one of the founders of the Belarusian opposition Telegram channel NEXTA Roman Protasevich and his girlfriend Sofia Sapega.
The leadership of Belarus often voiced accusations against Ukraine about the preparation of terrorist attacks and the import of weapons. So, on March 21, the head of the KGB of Belarus Ivan Tertel said that his department applied to the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine in connection with the terrorist attacks that were allegedly planned in Belarus with Ukrainian assistance, but his requests were ignored. The speaker of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Oleg Nikolenko called the words of the head of the KGB of Belarus “complete nonsense.”
In November 2020, Lukashenka said that they are working against the country American intelligence services with “centers in Kiev and Warsaw”… Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmitry Kuleba reacted to this with a facepalm.
In December, Lukashenka announced that to Belarus from Ukraine “carried tons of weapons” to commit terrorist acts… Nikolenko then said that mantra about “weapons from Ukraine” clearly fits into Lukashenka’s policy of intimidating the Belarusian people.